Witnesses say that a car driver cut off a fuel truck driver and then threatened him with a machete during a road rage incident that was caught on camera.
The incident happened around on Tuesday, November 20, at 8 a.m. in North Salem, New York, as a series of previous crashes brought traffic on I-684 to a standstill.
Witnesses say that the road rage incident began on the I-684 Exit 8 ramp when a car cut off a fuel truck.
The motorist and the fuel truck driver both left their vehicles to confront one another during an incident caught on camera by a fellow truck driver Kyle Gaedake. In the video, you can see the car driver wearing a black coat as he appears to attack the fuel truck driver, wearing a black and red shirt. The machete breaks during the altercation between the two men.
Video shows a man swinging what appears to be a machete during an apparent road rage incident on I-684 in Westchester Co. “Once the cop arrested him, he said, ‘Wait until I get out … I have people who are going to take care of you,'” a witness said. https://t.co/HcJ60dDjg8 pic.twitter.com/gwelwhV2N5
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 20, 2018
As the video cuts off, Gaedake left his vehicle to help the fuel truck driver subdue the car driver. The two truck drivers were soon assisted by an off-duty police officer, who helped them to restrain the car driver.
Gaedake said that he simply acted to help out a fellow truck driver. “I mean, I’ve never been in a situation like that. So, you know, I didn’t know what to do. So I just started recording on my phone. That way, I figured, you know, truck drivers stick together,” he told ABC7NY.
The car driver, later identified as Connecticut resident Robert Davis, was arrested.
Robert Davis of Danbury, CT is charged in road rage incident involving a machete. pic.twitter.com/d5jcl6UT1o
— Marcus Solis (@MarcusSolis7) November 20, 2018
Davis’s 15 year old son was in the car at the time of the incident.
Davis has been charged with possession of marijuana, harassment, menacing, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a minor, and felony weapons possession.
The incident remains under investigation.